Positive Impact

At Lumentum, our people are the key to our success. We offer an environment where our employees feel respected and appreciated. We develop our team to enable their success while creating a diverse and inclusive culture that values differences and inspires creativity.

The way we conduct our work is to the highest social, ethical and safety standards within our facilities, and we propagate that expectation across our value chain. We aim to influence those around us beyond our value chain and work hard to positively contribute to the communities in which we live and operate.

Our People Highlights

To find out more about our initiatives, download our CSR Report (PDF, 8.66 MB)


Talent Management

Talent Management

We recognize the future performance of Lumentum relies upon the strength of our team. Consequently, our ability to recruit and retain the services of executive, engineering, sales and marketing, and support personnel is of critical importance. The supply of highly qualified individuals–in particular, engineers in specialized technical areas and salespeople specializing in the service provider, enterprise, and commercial laser markets–is limited, and competition for such individuals is intense. Therefore, we understand the importance of creating an attractive work environment for our employees and managing our brand in the job market. 


Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB)


Although we come from all corners of the globe—representing people of diverse cultures and perspectives—we share the same goals and vision for our company. Each employee’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints strengthen us as a company and increase our competitive advantage. As a global, multicultural company driven by innovation, we are building a diverse and inclusive culture where differences are valued, but we realize there is still room for improvement.

We review our DIB initiatives with our Nominating and Governance Committee at least quarterly. Progress toward our multiyear DIB strategy for sustainable cultural change is measured quarterly for support and accountability by our Compensation Committee. 

We respond annually to the UK’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and set annual goals to increase the representation of several traditionally underrepresented populations in our organization. 

  • Increase the percentage of women in senior leadership positions
  • Increase the percentage of early career hires
  • Increase the percentage of underrepresented groups
  • Increase the percentage of underrepresented groups at the director/senior director levels and at the vice president and above levels
  • Maintain pay parity for both gender and underrepresented groups


Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety

Protecting the health and safety of our employees is vital to our core values. Caring for and attending to everyone who comes through our doors is fundamental to Lumentum’s success and plays a major role in quality control. Providing a productive work environment means ensuring that all of our facilities, and those of our supply partners, are safe and comply with all applicable workplace health and safety laws and regulations.

All workers are required to take training relevant to the specific hazards associated with their job duties. This includes trainings such as safe-handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances, emergency response, machine safeguarding and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are available for all chemicals at each site both online and in hard copy. 

Lumentum evaluates all hazards following the hierarchy of controls. If hazard elimination or substitution are not feasible, engineering controls, such as ventilation, enclosure of hazards, automation of processes and regular maintenance, are some of the methods implemented for controlling hazards in the workplace. The type of operations and the chemical hazard determines the level of PPE, which includes items such as gloves, safety glasses, masks, and laser goggles.

Lumentum also performs regular site reviews to determine the potential for personnel exposure to chemical, thermal, noise, biological or physical agents. Exposure monitoring or sampling is conducted where required by local regulations or when a risk assessment indicates a potential for exposure. 

Similarly, medical surveillance is conducted where required by local regulation or in situations when deemed appropriate based on risk assessment.

Our Lumentum Production System (LPS) extends beyond product quality and aims to create a safety culture based on safe people and safe places. We apply the zero-defect mindset and strive for zero work-related injuries at all sites. We have a comprehensive corporate health and safety policy that covers a range of issues from evaluation of EHS compliance to hazardous waste management to noise exposure and hearing protection. Three of our largest facilities have a certified occupational health and safety management system in place and we continue to advance our program through sharing best practices across our global operations.

ISO45001-Dongguan, China
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ISO45001-Shenzhen, China
(PDF, 1.44 MB)  

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Product Safety

Product Safety

Lumentum is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our customers, including the ends users of our products, with the safety of our products being a critical design requirement for all Lumentum products. 

Lumentum has formal product development procedures covering product safety requirements which address design, testing, and product safety certification. We assess the safety risks arising from the use of our products or components within our product development processes. This safety evaluation considers all aspects of product safety, including any possible negative EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) effects on the product.


Community Engagement and Support

Community Engagement and Support

Giving back through volunteering or in-kind or monetary donations is deeply rooted in our culture. We consistently strive for a better tomorrow by uplifting our communities while continuing to make Lumentum a great place to work. 

Lumentum Gives is an all-encompassing program designed to introduce paths for community engagement. Created by employees for the community, the program includes three pillars–flexible volunteer hours, disaster relief, and company donation-matching. Our mission is to fan the spark of generosity that is within all employees to make positive change through meaningful contributions. 

Lumentum Gives